Program outcomes

For MLS graduates who completed the ASCP Board of Certification between 2017 and 2019, the 3 year average ASCP Board Certification pass rate was 94%.  The 3-year average graduation rate for students who graduated in 2018, 2019, and 2020 was 100%.  The 3-year average placement rate for Classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019 was 100%.  

Three-Year Average RatesDepartment of Medical Laboratory ScienceNAACLS Benchmarks

BOC Pass Rate:
Based on students who take the exam within the first year of graduation

94%> 75%

Graduation Rate:
Based on students who began the final half of the program

100%> 70%

Placement Rate:
Based on respondent graduates who either find employment in the field or continue their education within one year of graduation.

100%> 70%

At least 55% of the clinical laboratory positions in the Richmond area are filled by graduates of VCU's MLS program.